Director David Lynch. Image courtesy of THE KOBAL COLLECTION / MOSELEY, MELISSA
David Lynch Working on a “Typically Dark” Script?
David Lynch had been on a roll, creating Lost Highway, The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive between 1997 and 2001. In 2006 he made Inland Empire but has since taken on a variety of other pursuits including a Paris nightclub. But in a recent New York Times Magazine profile, which focused on his increasing work on transcendental meditation, one of the leaders of the group founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, revealed that Lynch is “working on a new script and that it was typically dark,” according to The Playlist.
Seth MacFarlane Will Not Return to the Oscars
Sunday night's Oscar telecast host Seth MacFarlane confirmed his controversial stint at hosting the Oscars was a one-time gig. The telecast's ratings reached a three-year high in the U.S., including a major increase among the younger demographic, but the creator of Ted and Family Guy confirmed his retirement via Twitter, saying, “No way. Lotta fun to have done it though.” The Guardian reports.
“No Way”: Tine Fey's Response as Possible Oscars Host
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler won raves for their turn at hosting this year's Golden Globes and the skit at the beginning of this year's Oscars telecast between host Seth MacFarlane and William Shatner joked the pair would be future hosts of the ceremony. But in an interview with Huffington Post, Fey appeared to say no to the idea. “I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman—the amount of months that would be spent trying on a dress alone…no way.” THR reports.
Senate Drops Zero Dark Thirty Inquiry
The U.S. Senate has dropped an investigation into Zero Dark Thirty in the wake of its loss at the Oscars over the weekend. Controversy arose that the film suggested torture was instrumental in the eventually successful hunt of Osama Bin Laden and whether filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal had been given special access to classified CIA material, The Guardian reports.
Singer Peaches to Perform and Debut Film at Sundance London
The Berlin-based singer will screen her directorial debut, Peaches Does Herself, at the 2nd annual Sundance London Film Festival. “In the film, Peaches follows the advice of an old stripper and makes sexually forthright music. The electro rock opera chronicles Peaches' rise to popularity and her love affair with a beautiful she-male that ultimately leads her to realize who she really is.” Sundance London takes place April 25 – 28. The Sundance Institute event will host selections from the annual Sundance Film Festival.